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Sock Burning & Oyster Roast

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Celebrate the spring equinox and the beginning of boating season by burning those nasty winter socks! The annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning will take place at the Annapolisse-sock-burning Maritime Museum from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, March 22. The tradition dates back to the mid-1980's and has been commemorated in 'Ode to Equinox,' which will be recited as the first sock is thrown on the fire.

There will also be live music by the Eastport Oyster Boy,s who entertain with a wide variety of musical styles. A shucking contest provides a chance to show your shucking prowess.

Guests can purchase the People's Choice ticket and participate in the exclusive tasting contest.

Eight local restaurants and catering companies will compete to prepare their 'Best Oyster Dish.' For the young at heart, there will be fun activities and exhibits highlighting the area's unique maritime heritage and the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw and roasted. BBQ, hotdogs, hamburgers, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Hoppy HourHops n tots

 Wednesday April 25:30 - 8 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street

$5 discount for members of the Museum

In celebration of Annapolis Beer Week the Museum is featuring Hops N Tots a Hoppy Hour on April 2nd from 5:30pm until 8pm. Join us for 5 six ounce beers and a tater tot bar. 

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Winter Lecture Series

The Annapolis Maritime Museum will its annual Winter Lecture Series Thursday evenings at 7pm from mid-January through mid-March 2014. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging topic speakers on nine diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. The 2014 Winter Lecture Series includes:
 January 16 | Historic Models of Historic Ships: A window on the world of the 17th and 18thcentury British Navy through dockside ship models
Presenter: Grant H. Walker, United States Naval Academy Museum
January 23 | (Postponed until March 27th) A Marine Hitchhikers Guide to the Chesapeake Bay: Shipping’s role in the introduction of nonnative species
Presenters:  Jenny Carney and Kim Holzer, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory
January 30 | The Revolution in High Performance Yacht Design: Technological breakthroughs influencing the America’s Cup and other racing yacht designs
Presenter: Alon Finkelstein, FARR Yacht Design
February 6 | Last Moments of Command: The significance of George Washington's resignation in Annapolis and the Restoration of Maryland's Historic Old Senate Chamber
Presenters:  Sasha Lourie and Elaine Rice Bachmann, Maryland State Archives
February 13 | Astronaut Encounter: The Expected Truths versus Real Truths of Space Travel
Presenter: Frederick D. Gregory, Retired National Aeronautics and Space Administration
February 20 | NOAA’s Assessment of Hurricane Sandy: Implications for Coastal Residents of the Chesapeake Bay
Presenter:  Peyton Robertson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
February 27 | 60 Years of Wooden Boat Building in Annapolis: The story of the people, businesses, and boats of Chance Marine, Annapolis Yacht Yard, and John Trumpy & Sons, Inc.
Presenter: Mike Miron, SpaCreekAssociates LLC
March 6 | Could the Civil War Have Been Prevented?: The remarkable story of William Henry Seward's effort to avert war
Presenter: Larry Denton, Author
March 13 | Raptors of the Chesapeake Bay: Past, present and future for the Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon
Presenter: Craig Koppie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
March 20 | The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A Forgotten American Treasure
Presenter: Don Shomette, Cultural Resource Management

The Buchanan Bay Room Gallery provides a wonderful waterfront venue for local artists and art organizations to exhibit their work. The gallery offers approximately 88 linear feet of well-lit, air-conditioned exhibition space for two dimensional artwork. The shows are all Maritime or Chesapeake Bay themed to complement the mission of the Museum and generally run for 6-8 weeks. Generally all displayed is for sale with partial proceeds benefitting the Museum.

Summer Concerts

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concerts Series offers eight weeks of popular music from rock to folk to jazz with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are requested. Food and spirits are available. The concerts are sponsored and supported by the popular Annapolis radio station WRNR.


Boatyard Beach Bash


The 9th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash is a fundraiser and an evening in paradise. This year's event has more star-power than ever with the addition of Jimmy Buffet's long-time keyboardist Michael Utley. He will be joined by Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham, John Frinzi Band and Jim Morris. This diverse collection of talented musicians will provide rare access to the Coral Reefers in an intimate setting with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. The event includes a private VIP reception with musicians. In addition to the concert the ticketed event includes extensive grilled buffet cater by the Boatyard Restaurant, cocktails in a beachside setting.

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